JEF United Chiba will be facing visiting rivals Ventforet Kofu at Fukuda Denshi Arena in the J2 League meeting on Sunday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for JEF United Chiba v Ventforet Kofu - as well as up-to-date odds.
JEF United Chiba
JEF United Chiba will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-1 J2 League victory versus Giravanz Kitakyushu.
For JEF United Chiba, the goals were scored by Alan Pinheiro (33') and Issei Takahashi (53'). Kunitomo Suzuki (24') was the scorer for Giravanz Kitakyushu.
Over their prior six games, Jung-Hwan Yoon's JEF United Chiba have hit the target a combined total of 5 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 0.83.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Fagiano Okayama in J2 League action, Ventforet Kofu will be aiming to make amends here.
Eiji Shirai (32') and Mizuki Hamada (45') scored for Fagiano Okayama.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Ventforet Kofu has become fairly consistent of late. Looking at their last 6 games shows that it has happened 5 times. During those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 5 and Kofu have scored 5.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 28/04/2018 shows that JEF United Chiba have won 3 of these & Ventforet Kofu 2, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 from JEF Utd and 8 being from Kofu. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league match featuring these clubs was J2 League match day 39 on 06/12/2020 when it finished JEF United Chiba 1-0 Ventforet Kofu.
The match was refereed by Kazuyoshi Enomoto.
Team News: JEF United Chiba
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the JEF United Chiba boss Jung-Hwan Yoon to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy squad. Shota Arai (Biceps femoris muscle injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Ventforet Kofu
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, Ventforet Kofu manager Akira Ito has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We’re of the view that Ventforet Kofu and JEF United Chiba may well end up cancelling each other out here.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
JEF United Chiba
Stadium: Fukuda Denshi Arena (19,470)
Chairman: Hideyuki Maeda
Manager: Jung-Hwan Yoon